ISLAMABAD, May 02, 2018: A meeting of National Accountability Bureauís (NAB) Executive Board chaired by Honorable Justice Mr. Javed Iqbal held here at NAB Headquarters. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chairman, Prosecutor General Accountability and senior officers of NAB.
The Chairman NAB after taking responsibilities of the charge of Chairman NAB on Oct 2017, in his first address to NAB officers had instructed that NAB officers to take action against corrupt and arrest all Proclaimed offenders and Absconders as per law without caring Face and concentrate on face on the basis of solid evidence.
As a result of Chairman NABís orders as many as 226 accused persons have been arrested, NAB has authorized over 872 complaints, conducted 403 inquiries and 82 investigations. NAB has also filed 217 references in the respective accountability courts. Out of which 39 have been awarded sentences.
The EBM meeting was told that two references were filed against accused Muzaffar Nishat in 2001 and 2011. The accused Muzaffar Nishat was absconder since 2001. He was sentenced by accountability court in his absence in 2004.
NAB arrested accused Mustafa Nishat as per law. The Accused Muzaffar Nishat applied for plea bargain as per NAB ordinance. The Honorable Accountability Court will finally approve the plea bargain application.
Chairman NAB said NAB was trying to eliminate corruption not only in Punjab but from other parts of the country also. NAB sun is not shining only in Punjab province but in the whole Pakistan so that darkness of corruption should be replaced with sunlight. NAB does not believe in discrimination with anyone. NAB will take action against the corrupt as NABís is policy is to look into the case without caring about the face. NAB's agenda is to eliminate corruption from Pakistan. The main aim of NAB is to recover looted from corrupt and deposit all looted money into national exchequer. He directed NAB DGs to take inquiries, investigations and complaint verifications in stipulated time. The officers have been directed to pursue corruption cases in the light of available concrete evidence so that the corrupt could be punished.